Petition & Thanksgiving Letters

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1. Dear Mother Mary, please intercede for me to Jesus to help my child to stop smoking, drinking and clubbing.

2. I seek your intercession for our financial situation, help us to achieve stability and improve our relationships within the family.

3. Please intercede for my husband. He has been having problems with me and the children. He is always uptight and upset over the smallest things. Please pray for him to learn to let go, teach him to see the positive side of things and to get along with the children.

4. My wife has just started chemotherapy. Please help her to overcome the suffering and pain.

5. Dearest Mother, please help my grandchildren to pass their exams and be promoted to the next level. Pray that they will continue to be motivated and focus on their studies.

6. I ask for your intercession for my friend who is suffering from lupus. This disease has killed all her healthy cells. I pray that oral medications will be able to help her and for her to get back to normal life. I also pray that there will be no more infections and she will be able eat well and recover.

7. Dear Mother, I pray for my mother’s upcoming surgery. Please be with her throughout the operation and may she have a speedy recovery without any complication.

8. Dearest Mother, I need your powerful intercession to come out of my sinful lifestyle. I am addicted to alcohol, smoking, pornography and adultery. Mother, please intercede for me to lead a holier life.

9.  I come to ask for your prayers for my daughter. She is depressed and has thoughts of ending her life. I pray that you will guide her and remove these bad feelings.

1. I am going through a hard time. My daughter sold my house without my knowledge and has made me and my husband homeless. I worked hard for my family and bought the house to make a family home. Mother, please guide me and give me the strength to be able to afford to get another house. We are both old now and not well. I pray for your intercession.

2. Mother Mary, I seek your intercession to help my son to get out of his bad habit of pornography.

3. My father has been diagnosed with Parkinson’s. He struggles with his memory, mobility and vision. My mother, who is his care-giver, is depressed and overwhelmed. We pray for your help.

4. I am a nurse and I hope the to work in USA and bring along my husband so that we can be together.

5. Dearest Mother, I am praying for your intercession for my broken marriage. I pray that my husband will learn to forgive the many things in his life and get help for his anger problem.

6. Please pray and intercede for my eldest daughter to do well in her ‘A’ Levels. Please help her to stay calm and free from anxiety and bless her with good health throughout the examination period.

7. I had a CT scan done for my pelvic pain. I pray that the result will not be anything serious or cancerous.

8. Please pray for my friend to be able to love her 9 year-old daughter the way God wants her to. Mother and daughter are having daily conflicts even at this young age.

9.  Please intercede for my son that he will pass his final theory and driving test.

10. I pray for my 19 year-old son who is suffering from ADHD and other medical conditions. He is always not feeling well and unable to hold a long-term job due to his condition.

11. Please pray for a safe and pleasant trip for our family. Please protect us from any mishap.

12. Dear Mother, I just learnt that my colleague has fallen ill. Please pray for her to be strong and positive through this challenging period.

13. My friend’s son, who has mild autism, is currently in the midst of applying to a special school. Please intercede for him that he will be accepted into a good school to help him with his learning.

1. Dear Mother, please pray and intercede for my son as he is sitting for his ‘O’ Level examination.

2. Mother Mary, please intercede to your Son, Jesus Christ, our Lord to heal a friend who is diagnosed with lupus. Mother Mary, I pray that our Lord will have mercy on her and heal her.

3. I seek your intercession for our financial situation and our relationship as a couple. We also pray for our departed family members.

4. I pray that my daughter will sign the contract with the company with a better financial agreement. That she’ll enjoy working in this new organisation with good colleagues and will be able to cope well.

5. Dearest Mother, the father of my godson has been diagnosed with a host of illnesses and these have affected the quality of his life quite significantly. Please intercede on his behalf.

6. Please pray for my aunt who is suffering from peritoneum and colon cancer. She is now on chemotherapy. Please pray for her to recover completely and may God restore her to full health.

7. Mother of Perpetual Help, bless my husband on his 56th birthday with good health, spiritual growth. Bless him with patience, wisdom and long life.

8. Please intercede for us that our son’s behaviour may improve. Fill us with your grace that we may have the wisdom to manage our challenges.

1. Many people are looking for jobs. Please intercede for them.

2. Please heal my grandson who is diagnosed with Autism Spectrum disorder.

3. Many are praying for healing of their sickness.

4. My husband is suffering from depression. Dear Mother, please heal him.

5. Dearest Mother, I am praying for your intercession for me to forgive my husband.

6. Dear Mother Mary, I am asking for strength to cope with my life.

1. Blessed Mother, I ask that you intercede for my ‘O’ Level examinations. I pray that you will bless and guide me as I sit for my papers and please help me to do well.

2. Dear Mother Mary, please intercede for my nephew to return to church.

3. Dear Mother, my husband has been searching in vain for a job for four years. He is falling into depression and has lost faith. Please pray that he finds a job soon and that his faith will be restored. I also pray that I may find the right words to say to him whenever he confides in me.

4. I come to you with a heavy heart. Please pray for my father. A colonoscopy found a tumour. We are all shakened by the news. Mother, pray for us. Please keep us focused on Jesus’ promise to grant us peace and to lighten our burdens.

5. Mother Mary, please intercede for my brother and his wife to find gainful employment here in Singapore soon. Both have been jobless since the pandemic.

6. Dear Mother Mary, please pray for my boyfriend who is recovering from a gambling addiction. Please intercede for us, that we will hold on to our faith in God in times of difficulties.

7. My dear friend has lost three babies through miscarriages and is pregnant again. I pray she will be able to carry a healthy baby through to full term.

8. Dear Mother Mary, my mother is very ill with Covid and we cannot visit her. Please be with her and comfort her during these lonely and difficult moments. Please be a mother to her in our absence.

9. Dearest Mother, please intercede for me that I may be a better and more patient boss and colleague at work.

10. Dearest Mother Mary, please pray for me to overcome my bad habits – procrastination, laziness and watching too much TV. Help me to grow in holiness, increase my faith and obedience to God.

11. Dear Mother Mary, I just learned that my friend’s wife was diagnosed with breast cancer. Please pray for him and for his wife to be positive and strong through this challenging period.

12. Dear Mother Mary, I pray for your intercession that my last chemotherapy session tomorrow will go smoothly with minimal side effects. I pray for a complete healing and to remain cancer-free so that I can see my 2 young children grow up into adulthood.

1. Dear Mother Mary,

Our daughter and son-in-law have been trying to conceive and we sent in our petition for your intercession. Within a month after our petition, our daughter conceived! Thank you, dear Mother, for your powerful intercession.

Your Loving Children.

2. Dearest Mother,

I want to thank you from the bottom of my heart. I wrote to you few months back to heal my relationship with my daughter-in-law. I was so anxious for so many months. Not only did you intercede to your Son, Jesus, for healing this relationship but you also interceded for my peace and ability to surrender my anxiety to God. Thank you so much my dearest Mother.

Your Catholic Daughter.

3. Dearest Mother Mary,

This thanksgiving letter is long overdue. Thank you very much for protecting and blessing me and my family throughout these years. We have been living in Hong Kong for the past 4 and half years and throughout these years there have been countless difficulties – experiencing the protests in 2019, living under strict Covid rules and being forced to be isolated at a government facility separated from my family. We could only go through these difficulties through our prayers to you, and would not have been able to come so far without your prayers and guidance. During this time, we had the blessing of welcoming our 2nd daughter and my job was also progressing well. Thank you for giving us the strength, courage and hope.

Your Grateful Son.

4. Dearest Mother,

I cannot thank you enough for your intercession throughout my daughter’s ‘O’ Level exams. She was very stressed and was having mental health challenges this year but through your intercession to your Son, Lord Jesus. He gave her all the graces she needed to put in her best effort for her exams. Thank you so much again, dearest Mother for coming to our aid and for your faithful intercession.

Your Grateful Daughter.

5. Dearest Mother Mary,

Thank you for helping me to feel grateful every day for the little things around me such as my family, my two kids and a supportive husband. Thank you so much, Mother, for looking after me. I first came to know you when I got baptised in 2013. I am so grateful to have known you.

Your Child.

6. Dearest Mother of Perpetual Help,

Thank you for answering my pleas for my son and daughter-in-law for another child after many attempts. Through your intercession, my grandson was born last year. The child is a joy to me and my family. Thank you, dearest Mother, once again for your prayers and our Lord God’s precious gift of our grandson.

Your Ever-Thankful Daughter.

7. Dear Mother,

I have been anxious for several months as I prepared to move from Singapore to the US. This past week, my US visa was approved and stamped and I want to thank you for helping me reach this huge milestone. It was a long migration process but all of it has gone extremely smoothly and I know it would not have been possible without you. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for your protection and your constant presence in my life.

Your Loving Daughter.         

8. Dearest Mother Mary,

Thank you for blessing me with this marriage. I recall being at your shrine when I was really down and I have always felt your presence with me since then, leading me to my husband. Thank you, Mother, for your kind intercession for me.

Your Daughter.

9. Dearest Mother,

Thank you for saving and healing my husband from a sudden stroke. He has made a miraculous progress and has a strong will-power to get better. Thank you for protecting him.

Your Grateful Daughter.

10. Dearest Mother Mary,

I had been praying for a job since September. Thank you for the good news today that I have been shortlisted for a position which I have applied for. I always believe you, my merciful Mother, interceded for me.

Your Loving Child.

1. Dear Mother Mary,

I have completed 4 courses of chemotherapy for my lung cancer. Without you, Mother, and Grace from your Son, Jesus, I would not have completed it with minimal side effects. Thank you for looking after me.

Your Grateful Daughter.

2. Dearest Mother,

This is a very backdated letter which should been sent to you long ago. I am lost with words to express my utmost gratitude to you for interceding to your Son, Jesus, and answered all my prayers. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for all the help you have rendered to me.

Your Catholic Daughter.

3. Dearest Mother Mary, I want to give thanks for your prayers. I was involved in a cycling accident. I was alone and fainted o

n the side of the road. I was told that a lorry driver saw me and called the ambulance. I cannot remember what happened and only remember waking up in the hospital. I suffered a broken collarbone and 3 ribs. I underwent a successful operation and am recuperating at home. Thank you Mother, for giving me comfort and looking after me during this time. I sincerely believe that you were looking out for me so that I did not suffer any more serious injuries.  

Your Faithful Son.

4. Dearest Mother,

Thank you for answering my prayer. I lost my daughter. She left the house and our family was broken. We could not take the pain. I turned to you and recited the Rosary daily asking for her to come home. After 2 months, she came home. I thank God and you Mother, for answering my prayers.

Your Loving Son.

5. Dearest Mother Mary,

Thank you for the good news that my sister in-law is pregnant.

Your Dearest Son.

6. Dearest Mother of Perpetual Help,

I recently celebrated my 64th birthday. Thank you for the many blessings you have given me in my life throughout these years especially the gift of good health and a loving husband and children, as well as extended family members and friends who love me.

Your Grateful & Loving Daughter.

7. Dear Mother,

I want to thank you for taking me through my midlife crisis for the past 3 years. Through my darkest moment of doubt and despair, you were my guiding light preserving my hope in your Son’s protection. I now understand that God has let me experience this to increase my faith in Him and to open my eyes to His mercy and appreciate my wife, family and other blessings I have received. I thank you from the bottom of my heart.

Your Ever-Grateful Catholic Son.     

8. Dearest Mother Mary,

This letter is long overdue. I knew Novena Church and it’s Saturday’s devotion since I came to Singapore to work 10 years ago. When I first came here, the name of Novena MRT attracted me as I always prayed the Novena in the past. Out of curiosity, I came to the area and found out that there is a Church. Later, I knew it is a well-known Church for devotion to Mary. Since then, I have always run to you, to speak, cry and ask for your help. The Novena devotion is something that I am waiting for every week. I work and live alone in this country and often life feels so stressful. Only you understand my deepest feeling and situation. I feel at home when I am in the Church – a place that I feel safe and welcome. I was unemployed at the beginning of the year – it was more like a voluntary retrenchment. I am thankful that the company still paid me a good package. It gives me some time to recharge and refocus. What I did not guess was that it is a very difficult and long winding road to find a better job. I sent out a lot of job applications, prepared and attended so many interviews but to no avail and it was so hard to deal with many rejections. I continued to pray daily and finally I received a job offer last week. I felt it’s like a miracle, a job that I have been asking for. I thank you Mother Mary, for all your intercession, mercy and loving kindness. You are always with me.

Your Catholic Daughter.

1. Dear Mother Mary,

Thank you for helping me to pass my exams today. It was amazing that I did it. This was only possible through your grace and mercy for me, as well as your intercession on my behalf to your Son, our Lord Jesus Christ. Thank you so much for this blessing and honour.

Your Eternally Grateful Son.

2. Dear Mother Mary,

Thank you for praying and interceding for my son’s business. They have received all the relevant government approvals and licences. We praise and thank God for the smooth preparation.

Your Daughter.

3. Dearest Mother Mary,

I give thanks to you and I count my blessings every day. After trying to conceive for many years, we finally have a healthy baby.

Your Grateful Children.

4. Dearest Mother,

Two months ago I wrote to you for my wedding to happen as what I wished for. But you made it way more than what I asked you. And now that I realise I have a person like him as a life partner who is so loving and caring to me unconditionally is a great blessing from you. Words alone are not enough to say thanks to you, dear Mother. I will be forever grateful and always your child. Thank you, dear Mother.

Your Faithful Daughter.

5. Dearest Mother Mary,

Two weeks ago it was a routine morning drive to work. While driving on the right lane, as usual I recited the rosary. At a distance, I noticed a motorcyclist in the middle lane trying to overtake a lorry. Suddenly while overtaking, the motorcycle rear seemed to hit the lorry and lost balance. Then almost instantly, the driver and his motorbike flipped over to my lane. I jammed my brakes hard but by then I already lost sight of him. My body felt cold as I thought I had run him over. I quickly got down and saw the motorcyclist was away from my vehicle and in pain. Other drivers and the lorry driver came to assist and called the ambulance. Upon arrival, the paramedic examined him and found scratch wounds. Then they quickly sent him to the hospital. I prayed during the next few days and could hardly sleep. Finally, I called the investigating officer to find out the condition of the motorcyclist. To my relieve, the officer told me he only suffered light injuries. Thank you, Mother, I know this could not have been possible without your maternal protection and intercession. Thank you for watching over me and keeping me safe.

Your Grateful Son.

6. Dearest Mother of Perpetual Help,

I am writing this letter to thank you for the job I had this year. It has given me an active income as well as to enable me to have some savings. Thank you for always praying for me and my family.

Your Loving Daughter.

7. Dear Mother,

My husband had a fall in January this year and suffered fractures. His condition was quite serious that he had to undergo two surgeries. He was in a lot of pain during that period. I wrote to you to ask for prayers and to bless my husband with a speedy recovery and be free of pain and struggles. Today, he had a review and his doctor said his healing is progressing nicely. I thank you for all your intercession and prayers and that he was able to overcome all the pain. Thank you for answering my prayers and lead us out of this dark period.

Your Catholic Daughter.       

8. Dearest Mother Mary,

I would like to thank you for your intercession to Jesus for granting my petition for my job search and for my son to transfer to the Normal Academic Stream. This morning I have received the good news from the employment company. Thank you, Mother, for all your intercession.

Your Daughter.

9. Dearest Mother,

Thank you for your powerful intercession. Within a week, my family and I were able to sell our house and buy a suitable place that meets our needs. Our buyers and sellers are very understanding and all this would not have been possible without your prayers. You never fail to listen to our intercession and you pointed us to a path which is better than what we expected.

Your Loving Children.

10. Dearest Mother of Perpetual Help,

Thank you so much for your intercession to Lord Jesus Christ for the submission of my manuscript for publication in a scientific journal. I have just been notified that my paper has been accepted for publication.

Your Child.

11. Dearest Mother Mary,

Thank you so much for interceding in my petition. All went well during the resignation process in my previous self-employment in the financial sector whilst I am currently embarking on a travel trade career.

Your Ever-Grateful Son.

12. Dear Mother of Perpetual Help,

Thank you for your intercession. My daughter’s medical research has just been accepted for publication. Thank you for watching over and guiding her journey during the research.

Your Grateful Children.

1. Dear Mother,

We thank you for the gift of new eyesight that has been given to our mother through her successful cataract surgery.

Your Grateful Children.

2. Dear Mother Mary,

After 7 years of praying, my eldest daughter conceived and delivered a healthy beautiful baby girl. Following that, she delivered a boy the next year. Thank you so much for blessing her and her husband after trying for many years to conceive. My second daughter has safely delivered a healthy baby girl as well with your blessings. Thank you once again for always showering your blessings and guidance over my family.

Your Loving Catholic Daughter.

3. Dearest Mother Mary,

A couple of weeks ago I came to your shrine in pain and sorrows. I prayed to you and your Son, I kept questioning why was my life tougher than others especially in my career. I was doing good work but often being overlooked for promotion, being retrenched, being sabotaged by the people at work and close to doing things that might put me behind bars. I was uncomfortable and decided to leave without a job despite my wedding being just the following month. I was worried about our finances and had anxiety of not being able to secure a job because of the downturn in the economy. All praise and glory to you, my dearest Mother, for interceding to your Son. I had 2 very lucrative job offers with good remuneration package from a reputable company immediately after my resignation. Thank you for never leaving me in the lurch despite my endless questions to my challenges faced. Thank you for always answering my prayers and watching over me.

Your Faithful Catholic Daughter.

4. Dearest Mother,

We just celebrated our 30th wedding anniversary. We thank you for seeing us through the past 30 years of wedded bliss. Thank you, Mother that we were able to celebrate our anniversary with family and friends. During the same time, I had an eye infection and was referred to A&E. To my horror, the doctor discovered that my lenses were stuck to my eyes. It was there for five days and I could have gone blind but fortunately I only sustained scratches in my cornea and my vision was not affected. All praise and glory to God, it was only possible through your love and care for me. I am so grateful and thankful that I have a heavenly Mother. You and your Son, Jesus, have always been there for me in my darkest and lowliest moments.

Your Grateful Children.

5. Dearest Mother Mary,

It is with gratefulness that I am writing this thanksgiving letter on the 8th anniversary of my daughter being cancer free. I thank you for interceding for her healing and please continue to grant her good health. Thank you, Mother for being on this journey of faith with me and for being with me especially during those challenging days of chemotherapy eight years ago in the hospital. I could not have gone through with it if not for you and your intercession for me and my daughter. You gave us strength, courage and faith in our Lord Jesus.

Your Grateful Daughter.

6. Dearest Mother of Perpetual Help,

This is a long awaited thanksgiving letter. I would like to thank you for putting in place God’s plan for me to go through a difficult part of my life. I lost my job in 2018, I have been suffering from a lot of anxiety which affected my confidence and judgement. Things were never the same for me and it was a downward spiral for me. I kept coming to you to help to intercede for me and to stabilise my career. I was the sole bread winner at that time as well. However, in early 2020 before the lock down, I took the leap of faith to apply for a mid-career switch where my studies will be heavily subsidised. It turned out that there was an over subscription of application for just 15 to 20 slots. I thought I would never have made it as most applicants were half my age. Nonetheless, I kept my faith and I kept coming for weekly novenas to ask for your intercession. I was called for an interview and was eventually offered a job and I was selected to undergo 2 years of studies at the university. Balancing work and studies at my age was not easy but with the grace of God and with your prayers, I managed to pull through my exams. Things would not have been possible without your intercession.

Your Child.

7. Dear Mother,

Thank you for praying for me and granting my son an internship offer. Thank you for bringing my husband back to God and to Church.t Mother Mary, I thank you for answering my prayers. I achieved good results for my year end examinations and was able to get the subject combination I wanted.

Your Grateful Daughter.

8. Dearest Mother,

Thank you for praying for us. We were able to have a peaceful week with a good outcome at work, at home and with our children. I am grateful to have a stable job.

Your Son.

9. Dear Mother,

Our daughter and her family have just returned home to Melbourne after spending 2 weeks of holiday with us. It was wonderful to enjoy the special time with our grand-daughter whom we brought to the Novena Devotion. Thank you for watching over us.

Your Loving Children.

10. Dearest Mother Mary,

Two weeks ago I wrote a petition to you to intercede for me for my medical results. It was a miracle, there were no trace of cancer in the blood tests. Thank you, Mother Mary for looking after me.

Your Catholic Son.

11. Dear Mother of Perpetual Help,

At my lowest point in life where I suffered a lot of setbacks, I came to your shrine to pray. When I felt like no one would understand me, you did. Everyone around me was worried for me at that point in time and I couldn’t get them to understand me. I found deep love, peace and understanding from you, Mother. Where people judged me, I found understanding and acceptance from you. I want to thank you for my recent marriage to my husband whom you brought to me. Thank you for answering my prayers, for picking me up from my setbacks in life.

Your Grateful Child.

12. Dearest Mother Mary,

Thank you for your intercession and protection. I had a lump in my left cheek for many years and had been procrastinating the removal of it, fearing it would affect my facial appearance and doctor’s advice was that it was a cyst and likely harmless. This year, I felt the lump growing and had a strong nudge in me to seek medical treatment to remove. If the lump was not removed, further growth would have blocked my blood vessels and affected my brain. Thank you, Mother Mary, for prompting me to make the decision. Protecting me from fear and worries. The surgery was a success and I am on the road to recovery.

Your Grateful Daughter.

1. Dear Mother,

My wife and daughter had an accident today while driving in Japan. The car went off the road and overturned on a slope. It is a miracle that both of them are safe and unhurt. I know it is because of divine protection and your powerful intercession. We greatly appreciate and thank you for your care and protection.

Your Son.

2. Dear Mother Mary,

On the 20th of October, we celebrated our 10th Wedding Anniversary. Thank You and our Lord Jesus for graciously blessing our marriage. Please continue to pray for us that we keep God at the centre of our family. Please continue to intercede for our family that we will always support each other until the end of our lives. We love and thank you dear Mother of Perpetual Help.

Your Faithful Children.

3. Dear Mother Mary,

My grandfather had a routine check-up done and the doctor suspected cancer and ordered a biopsy. I asked for your intercession for a favourable outcome. By God’s mercy and your intercession, the biopsy showed an early stage and non-aggressive cancer. There was no treatment required and the doctor told him to monitor it through routine scans twice a year. For now, he is doing well. I can’t thank you enough Mother Mary for your intercession.

Your Daughter.

4. Dearest Mother Mary,

I want to say a big thank you to you for helping me secure a job in a financial company. Despite my lack of experience in the financial sector, they still accepted me and offered me a generous salary. I know all of this would not be possible without your intercession and the Lord's mercy towards me. Thank You Mother Mary and Lord Jesus.

Your Beloved Son.

5. Dearest Mother Mary,

It is with gratefulness that I am writing this thanksgiving letter on the 8th anniversary of my daughter being cancer free. I thank you for interceding for her healing her and please continue to grant her good health. Thank you, Mother for being on this journey of faith with me and for being with me especially during those challenging days of chemotherapy eight years ago in the hospital. I could not have gone through with it if not for you and your intercession for me and my daughter. You gave us strength, courage and faith in our Lord Jesus.

Your Grateful Daughter.

6. Dearest Mother Mary and Lord Jesus,

Thank you very much for helping my niece, to have a speedy recovery from a brain haemorrhage. She had a tough time during her stay in the hospital. It is a miracle that her vital organs were not affected by the fall and haemorrhage. Thank you for the good doctors who attended to her. Once again thank you my Mother Mary and Lord Jesus. Glory and Praise to God.

Your Catholic Daughter.

7. Dear Mother,

Thank you from the bottom of my heart. My nephew had been trying without success for months to obtain a visa to be able to travel for his wedding. Two weeks ago, I wrote a petition to you to grant his prayer. Within a week of the petition, my nephew obtained his visa. This is nothing but a miracle, brought about by your intercession. We love you Mother.